No matter which part of India you stay in, when the heart says ‘hills’, the map pretty much always points to Himachal Pradesh. Little wonder then that this hilly state has been a hot favourite of common folks and celebs alike. Even as you read this, Kareena Kapoor Khan with hubby Saif Ali Khan and munchkin Taimur are holidaying in Himachal Pradesh. Her bestie Malaika Arora Khan is there too with her boyfriend Arjun Kapoor. Himachal Pradesh has always been a Bollywood favourite too with countless movies like Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani (who can forget Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin having a blast in Manali?), Rockstar, Roja, Jab We Met and more shot in the state.
But while Shimla, Kullu and Manali have always been crowd favourites and newer destinations like Dharamshala and McLeodgunj picking up in recent times, have you ever wondered where Himachalis go when they want to travel in their own state? Well, the answer lies in being part touristy and part offbeat.
So, if you want to travel to the favourite destinations of Himachalis and gawk at the mighty snow-capped Himalayan mountains and soak in the flavour of the hills, we got you a comprehensive list. From the serenading charms of Prashar Lake to the spiritual vibes of McLeodganj, here are some great destinations in the hill state which you could visit this winter.